US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo praised the Chilean government's response to the Venezuela crisis on a visit to Santiago on Friday.
At a press conference with his Chilean counterpart Roberto Ampuero, Pompeo thanked Chile for being «a true leader for the Venezuelan people.»
«The United States is grateful for you to hosting — for your hosting of close to 290,000 Venezuelans, many of whom arrived... Еще here as refugees from Nicolas Maduro's socialist regime,» he continued.
«Chile's efforts with the Lima Group, which you just discussed, are especially vital,» he added.
In his speech, Ampuero called upon the international community to take a «common approach» to the Venezuela crisis.
Pompeo's visit to Chile is part of a regional tour including stopovers in Paraguay, Peru and Colombia.